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Portfolio Manager-Senior Economist, Energy

Title: Portfolio Manager-Senior Economist, Energy

  • Employer: CPP Investment Board (Total Portfolio Management)
  • Location: Canada
  • Position Type: Other Non-Academic
  • Deadline: Jun 6, 2018

  • Job Description:

    Company Description:

    Make an impact at a global and dynamic investment organization

    When you invest your career in CPP Investment Board (CPPIB), you join one of the most respected and fastest growing institutional investors in the world. With current assets under management valued in excess of $300 billion, CPPIB is a professional investment management organization that globally invests the funds of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) to help ensure long-term sustainability. The CPP Fund is projected to exceed half a trillion dollars by 2025. CPPIB invests in all major asset classes, including public equity, private equity, real estate, infrastructure and fixed-income instruments, and is headquartered in Toronto with offices in Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, Mumbai, New York City, São Paulo and Sydney.

    CPPIB attracts and selects high-calibre individuals from top-tier institutions around the globe. Join our team and look forward to:
    •Diverse and inspiring colleagues and approachable leaders
    •Stimulating work in a fast-paced, intellectually challenging environment
    •Accelerated exposure and responsibility
    •Global career development opportunities
    •Being motivated every day by CPPIB’s important social purpose and unshakable principles
    •A deeply rooted culture of Integrity, Partnership and High Performance

    If you share a passion for performance, value a collegial and collaborative culture, and approach everything with the highest integrity, here’s an opportunity for you to invest your career at CPPIB.

    Position Description:

    The Total Portfolio Management ("TPM") department is responsible for the long- and medium-horizon total portfolio design and the implementation of the total portfolio investment framework. The Emerging Factor team within TPM is responsible for the identification, characterization and sizing of Fund appetite for Emerging Factor exposure. An immediate opening is available within CPPIB for a senior energy economist reporting to the Director of Emerging Factors. The successful candidate would join TPM – a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative group which includes engineers and economists developing and applying state-of-the art modeling and quantitative analysis methods to optimise portfolio design. The Portfolio Manager would lead the creation of in-house energy models that incorporate end-user demand, the impacts of technology and regulatory change on energy demand, supply and pricing.

    Role-Specific Accountabilities
    •Lead a suite of projects largely focused on the energy, and related power and mining sectors
    •Responsible for all aspects of project leadership including, technical leadership, mentoring of junior staff and publication of papers for internal consumption
    •Thought leader, driving research into investible energy themes, and developing insight across sectors and geographies
    •Apply knowledge of various energy system modeling tools to direct and work closely with other team members to drive optimal model development and execution
    •Evaluate the impacts of policies, technology change, and their impact on energy demand
    •Formulate price paths, based on internal demand and external supply projections, as well as regulatory developments
    •Lead open-minded collaboration in this sector across investment departments and across internal stakeholders
    •Brief CPPIB investment professionals and executives on the status of internal models/scenarios and the key differences between CPPIB and external specialists/technical reports e.g., IEA, WEM, WoodMac, IHS, World Bank SDG, representative concentration pathways
    •Manage projects including planning, staffing and budgeting. Assist in business development including the development of proposals for new work
    •Help maintain relationships with professional peers and appropriate agencies, in order to identify any collaborations, and to obtain comments, suggestions, and ideas for future analyses

    Position Requirements:

    •Economics or relevant PhD and 4 or more years of experience. Or, Economics or relevant Master's Degree and 7 or more years of experience. Or, Economics or relevant Bachelor's Degree and 9 or more years of experience
    •Previous experience with energy and electricity modeling is required. Experience integrating energy sector policy/regulatory analysis into model drivers. Good high level understanding of wholesale power markets and integration of renewables.
    •Candidates must be familiar with power systems modeling tools, and will work closely with other team members to drive model development and execution.
    •Demonstrated experience and expertise with econometric and quantitative modeling
    •Demonstrated familiarity with the majority, if not all, of the following models:?IEA/WEO

    •Considered a technical resource
    •Ability to prioritize and manage multiple project deliverables and demands, meet tight timelines and work well under pressure
    •Exceptional written and oral communication and interpersonal skills, particularly ability to communicate complex subjects to both technical and non-technical audience
    •Exceptional collaboration and team skills
    •Strong knowledge of the energy markets and systems and related national, federal and state policy and regulatory issues
    •Exemplifies our Guiding Principles of Integrity, Partnership and High Performance

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